Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Books I Can’t Believe I HAVEN’T Read

January 30, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Technically, this week’s prompt was to pick ten books you couldn’t believe you HAD read, but you guys know me… such a rebel. 😉 So, here are ten books I’m actually a bit ashamed that I haven’t read yet.

(I made myself pick one book per series max; otherwise, this list would mostly have just been the Throne of Glass books.)


1. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
I feel like the literal last person in the entire YA book community to have not picked up this book.

2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
I know, I know. How can you call yourself a scifi fan if you haven’t read this one, right?!

3. The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien
^ replace “scifi” with “fantasy” in previous caption ?

4. IT – Stephen King

^ replace “fantasy” with “horror” ???

5. Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
I just really love Sarah’s writing, and I need to get a move on this series, BUT IN MY DEFENSE… at least I read The Assassin’s Blade!


6. Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
You guys know I love my tragic gay love stories, so like… what rock have I been hiding under to not have read this yet?

7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
This feels like it’s been on my TBR forever, so I’m finally ordering the UK paperbacks soon!

8. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
Another book that has been on my TBR FOREVEEEEER… so I got it from BookOutlet recently, and it’s in my “must read” list for 2018.

9. The Troop – Nick Cutter
This one, I just feel bad about because I requested it for my birthday a couple of years ago, my mom got it for me, I was so pumped… and I still haven’t read it. ?

10. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
I know. For shame. I actually was going to read this earlier in the month for Life & Lit’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, but I literally had it on hold at the library all. month. long(!). And it never showed up, and then The Dollmaker of Krakow destroyed my soul forever, so I decided to hold off on this one until my heart heals a little bit.

What’s a book you can’t believe you haven’t read yet?


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  • Reply Alison Doherty January 30, 2018 at 12:13 am

    I love your twist on the subject!

  • Reply Fanna January 30, 2018 at 12:15 am

    I haven’t read Six Of Crows and Throne of Glass either 😀 Or any of Leigh Bardugo or Sarah J Mass’ works so that often comes across as a shocker. I loved TVA so you have to read it! I’m glad it’s on your must read list of 2018. IT is good but I don’t get the hype over it; it’s a bit dragging if you ask me. But of course, Stephen King’s one of the best has to be a must-read haha )

  • Reply ChrissiReads January 30, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Loving your take on the topic this week. I highly recommend The Book Thief. Such a good book!

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall January 30, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Ah! I hope you read Six of Crows, Fellowship of the Ring, Throne of Glass, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and the Book Thief some day! I LOVE all those books! ❤️ And I haven’t read Vampire Academy yet either haha

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Haha yay, not the only one who missed the VA hype train! But yes, I definitely need to get to all of those ASAP!

  • Reply tornpagesandroses January 30, 2018 at 12:48 am

    I’ve only read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone out of all those so I guess you could say your list is pretty much the same as mine ? we should all be #noshame though because books should be read in the right time

  • Reply emmareadstoomuch January 30, 2018 at 1:04 am

    i think i actually edited my memory to assume that you’d read six of crows? i’m astounded.
    book thief is AMAZING, and vampire academy………shockingly fun.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 3:02 am

      I honestly can’t blame you. I, too, like to forget that I’ve managed to put it off this long. D:

  • Reply Anne@Headfullofbooks January 30, 2018 at 1:27 am

    I went for years without reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I corrected that error just a few years ago and LOVE it. It is so funny. My TTT

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 30, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Six of Crows, Throne of Glass, Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Vampire Academy: CHECK.
    Other ones: noooope. I do have the LOTR-books [since this month, ha!], The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [I think it’s in a book with a couple of stories of my boyfriend?], IT, and The Book Thief at home. Ugh, so many books.
    If you read Daughter of Smoke & Bone you’ll end up with a desire to visit Prague, though! Fair warning, haha. 😀

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      I’m okay with that! 😀 I can’t wait for my UK paperback of it to arrive. Though, I can’t decide what my intro to Laini’s writing should be – DoSaB, or Strange the Dreamer!

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches February 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm

        You should ask.. someone who has read both? Haha. I’ve only read DoSaB so I can’t really tell. 😛

  • Reply camillesbookishadventures January 30, 2018 at 2:14 am

    I avoid Holocaust books as I find them so heartbreaking. That being said I’m glad I read the Book Thief as it was amazing!

  • Reply Annemieke January 30, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Oh no, you have to read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! The Book Thief and Six of Crows are also must reads. 😀 I have a bunch of older fantasy that I am ashamed to say I have never read, haha.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      I definitely will! I think my fiance and I may buddy read it in May in honor of Towel Day, since it’s his favorite!

  • Reply everythingalyce January 30, 2018 at 4:33 am

    This is a really good twist on the prompt, but if I had done this my list would have stretched up into the hundreds! I’ve actually read The Hitchhiker’s Guide series, because my boyfriend recommended them to me just after we started going out and I wanted to impress him. They were a lot of fun, and I’m glad I listened to his advice.
    Here’s my TTT!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks, Alyce! I felt like my list could’ve gone on forever, too, haha! Awww, that’s too sweet. I know my fiance loves them and is going to be so happy once I finally read them!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx January 30, 2018 at 5:32 am

    The Book Thief is one of my favourite books so I hope you read that soon! I also really enjoyed Throne of Glass, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Six of Crows.
    My TTT:

  • Reply Heather January 30, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I’ve only read three from this list so I’m not far behind you lol. I’ve read Vampire Academy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and only just finished reading Six of Crows.

  • Reply Astilbe January 30, 2018 at 7:41 am

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a very fun read. I hope you get around to it sometime.
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply Laura @ Library of Clean Reads January 30, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I haven’t read The Book Thief either even though I own a copy. I know it’s going to be an emotional read so I’m waiting for the right time to read it and that time never seems to come!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      I feel you. I don’t mind sad reads, but books THAT sad take some serious preparing for!

  • Reply Shelby January 30, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I haven’t read Six of Crows yet either! It is sitting on bookshelf, just waiting for me, but every time I think it’ll be next on my list, a book comes in from the library, or I get a new book box, etc. and I just never get around to it!
    I absolutely LOVE The Book Thief, but it definitely took me a bit of time to recover. I hope you enjoy it, once you get to it!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! Hopefully we can both get to SOC soon. 🙂 And thank you!

  • Reply Barb (boxermommyreads) January 30, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I have read IT but I see quite a few others here I have on my shelves that I haven’t read either. In particular The Troop, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Six of Crows (and Crooked Kingdom) and Hitchhiker’s Guide. So sad but too many books, not enough time. Love your twist.

  • Reply Kate @ Midnight Book Girl January 30, 2018 at 10:36 am

    My list would be a million miles long of books I can’t believe I haven’t read yet. But seriously, read It! 😉

  • Reply Cheryl Malandrinos January 30, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    “It” is very creepy–as a book and a movie (classic Stephen King). If you haven’t read his book, “The Stand,” you should consider it. I couldn’t get through “The Book Thief” but I want to try again. If I fully got past the beginning and into the main character’s story I would probably like it.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      I haven’t read The Stand, either! I’ve heard such good things about it as well, though, so I feel like I definitely should someday!

  • Reply Jenni Elyse™️ (@jenni_elyse) January 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Being a rebel is fun, huh?! I love that you went with your own topic. And, you need to read The Book Thief and The Lord of the Rings and Throne of Glass. They’re all amazing!!!
    My TTT Post

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      Yup, always, haha! Thank you. 🙂 Oooh, I definitely will be trying to get to them VERY soon!

  • Reply daniellepitter January 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I haven’t read Throne of Glass or The Book Thief either. And I have Throne of Glass too, I just haven’t picked up on it. I haven’t read Six of Crows either! I have read Vampire Academy back in high school, and I thought it was cute. My TTT

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      I’m glad I’m not alone, haha! I’m excited for VA – I don’t know how well it holds up to today’s YA, but I have a feeling I’ll enjoy it.

  • Reply amyriadofbooks January 30, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    DESTINY. Read Six of Crows! I feel like you would love it so much!! Also, Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Just read all of them, okay? Maybe not The Book Thief because I didn’t really like that one. LOL

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      Lmao yes ma’am! I really do need to read them both ASAP! And you’re not the first person lately to tell me that The Book Thief isn’t as great as it’s made out to be… makes me a little wary. Haha!

  • Reply Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews January 31, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Don’t worry Destiny, I was woefully late to the party regarding The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy also. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook version narrated by Stephen Fry — the perfect match of narrator and prose, his delivery of the dry, satirical humour a real treat. Enjoy!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 31, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      I’m glad I’m not alone! My fiance highly recommended that audiobook to me, too, so I might just have to do that!

  • Reply Rachel Lightwood February 1, 2018 at 1:11 am

    I’ve literally only read The Vampire Academy on this list so don’t feel too bad! I’ve never read a Leigh Bardugo or a SJM so… you’re not the only one, don’t worry. I def want to get to a lot of these myself this year.

  • Reply flippingthruthepages February 1, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Haha I would say that I am equally ashamed because I too haven’t read any of these books 😀 guess we seriously need to catch up with these amazing books 😛 Great list!
    My TTT:

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  • Reply coffeelovingbookoholic February 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    i don’t even know where to begin with saying what you need to read ???

  • Reply Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek February 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    …. I have so many of these on my TBR as well, haha! I’m especially ashamed of myself for Fellowship and Song of Achilles.
    In ALL seriousness I would love to do a buddy read of Song of Achilles here before Circe comes out! In which case id definitely do a buddy read for Circe too haha! Let me know, girl! ?❤

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries February 12, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      I’m just now getting back to comments and I know we’ve already planned the buddy read but I just wanted to say again how excited I am! <3

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